The 10 Most Evil People in History

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Who are the most evil people in the history of the world?

The world we’re living in has seen many tragedies in many forms. Wars, killings, genocides, riots, and famines. The real evil lies within the architects of these inhuman practices. People who advocated crime to a level no one else could fathom. Their decision wreaked havoc on humanity and all that it comes with. 

As you’re reading this, you probably already have an idea of some of the most evil people in the history of the world. 

Let’s find out in this article, where we list the 10 most evil people in history: 


The 10 Most Evil People in History 

Below are the 10 most evil people of all time. We’ve used information from Ranker and Wikipedia to create this compilation:


10. Saddam Hussein

Most Evil People - Saddam Hussain

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the 5th President of Iraq. He played a key role in the 1968 coup that brought the party to power in Iraq. Hussein was executed by hanging on December 30, 2006.


9. Kim Jong-il

Most Evil People - Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong-il was the main leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea, from 1994 to 2011. He became the heir apparent for the leadership of the country and assumed important posts in the army organs and in the party. 


8. Heinrich Himmler

Most Evil People - Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Himmler was a German dictator and a member of the Nazi party. He was one of the evilest and powerful men in Nazi Germany and one of the people most directly responsible for the Holocaust. Himmler joined the Nazi Party in 1925, and he was elected a deputy to the Reichstag in 1930. 


7. Genghis Khan

Most Evil People - Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. The Mongol Empire became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. Khan was very respected. He lowered taxes and got rid of taxes for teachers, doctors, and priests. Khan eradicated torture, he merely killed his enemies. 


6. Pol Pot

Most Evil People - Pol Pot

Pol Pot was a Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 to 1997. Pot served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea from 1963 to 1981.


5. Mao Zedong

Most Evil People - Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People’s Republic of China. His Marxist-Leninist theories, military strategies, and political policies are known as Maoism or Marxism – Leninism – Maoism. 


4. Osama Bin Laden

Most Evil People - Osama Bin Laden

Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was a Saudi Arabian stateless terrorist. He was the founder of al-Qaeda, which was the organization that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States.

The September 11 attacks are considered to be one of the cruelest things that happened in history, killing 2996 people, and making Osama Bin Laden one of the most evil people in history.


3. Vlad Tepes

Most Evil People - Vlad Tepes

Vlad III known as “Vlad the Impaler” or “Vlad Dracula” was a Romanian monarch. He is best known for his reputation as a dictator and his gruesome torture methods and executions. 


2. Joseph Stalin

Most Evil People - Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin was a Georgian dictator and the leader of the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953. He has retained popularity in Russia and Georgia as a victorious wartime leader who established the Soviet Union as a major world power.

Stalin has been widely condemned for overseeing mass repressions, ethnic cleaning, hundreds of thousands of executions, and famines which killed millions. 


1. Adolf Hitler

Most Evil People - Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany. Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in 1939 and he was the central figure behind the Holocaust which killed over 6 million Jews. 



Here’s a quick recap on the 10 most evil people in history: 

  1. Adolf Hitler
  2. Joseph Stalin 
  3. Vlad Tepes
  4. Osama Bin Laden 
  5. Mao Zedong 
  6. Pol Pot 
  7. Genghis Khan 
  8. Heinrich Himmler 
  9. Kim Jong-il 
  10. Saddam Hussein

How many of these people did you expect to appear on this list of the 10 most evil people in history? Leave a comment below.

Emmy Wallin
Emmy Wallin
Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people. Emmy has been studying celebrities careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths for over 3 years. She is the face behind the net worth profiles here on Wealthy Gorilla.


  1. I have little bit reservation on the title of this blogpost. They were evil for some but for their own countries they were heroes as well. Talking about adolf hitler, he was one of the inspiring and convincing personality as well.


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